Tag Archives: Instagram

Instagram launches Bolt, its Snapchat competitor, in selected regions

Photo-sharing service Instagram has launched its new app Bolt in selected regions. Bolt, a Snapchat-style messaging app, is the latest attempt by Instagram and its owners Facebook to dethrone Snapchat as the ephemeral messaging app of choice. Instagram has quietly launched the one-tap photo sharing app in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa, for…

Instagram adds new editing features, hopes to be your only photo app

Today, Instagram has announced it will begin rolling out version 6.0 of the popular photo sharing app. The update includes a number of photo-editing tools as Instagram aims to be your only photo app. “We wanted to give people the ability to play with photos and not have to pay,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told Re/code in an interview….

Instagram previews Instagram Direct at NYC event

Instagram said it had something to show us at its New York City event this morning. We guessed it might be some sort of messaging functionality, and it seems as if we were right. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom just previewed Instagram Direct, a new way to share photos and videos on the service with just the people you want to see them. Instagram…

Instagram to add instant messaging capabilities soon, report says

Photo oriented social network Instagram, which recently added video-sharing capabilities to it’s mobile apps, is now looking for a further way to add further value to the platform. The answer? Messaging. Or, at least, that’s what a report from GigaOm suggests: Well-placed sources tell us that the company is gearing up to launch new private messaging…

iPhone 5s camera praised by National Geographic photographer

In a blog post over at Proof.NationalGeographic.com, photographer Jim Richardson posted a selection of images from his recent trip around the Scottish Highlands. He reports: With intense use (I’ve made about 4,000 pictures in the last four days) I’ve discovered that the iPhone 5S is a very capable camera. The color and exposures are amazingly good,…

Cam’s Top 5: iOS 7-ified apps

With iOS 7 came a new opportunity for app developers. They could now design apps that filled the entire screen without needing to leave room at the top for the status bar, and they could jump onboard with the modern trend to make everything flat, sharp and right-angled. There are still far more apps in the App Store without iOS 7 optimization, but those…

App Watch: Instagram getting ads, Xbox Music released, Marvel’s Jarvis and Kindle iOS 7 update

Every now and then you get a day whereby tons of notable apps either get updated or get announced by a major company. Today is one of those days. Kindle iOS App “required update” for iOS 7 users Amazon released a minor update to its iOS ebook reading app. I say minor because no new major features were announced. But, if you’re going to be updating…